A Lagos State High Court in Ikeja has nullified a movement restriction order placed on homeowners in Pearl Garden Estate at Sangotedo in the Eti-Osa Local Government Area of the state by CMB Building Maintenance and Investment Company Limited.
Justice Mufutau Olokoba declared the restriction illegal while giving judgment on a suit filed by some of the homeowners against CMB and the Oyetubo Jokotade Estate Resource Limited (previous landowners).
In the court judgment, obtained by Sunday PUNCH, the claimants, Messrs Francis Adesuyi, Felix Obiakor, Martin Ajayi-Obe and Peter Afenotan, filed the N100m suit on February 9, 2015, on behalf of themselves and other estate residents against the property developers.
While delivering the judgment on the matter, Justice Olokoba observed that the property developers trampled on the claimants’ rights by restricting their movement in and out of the estate.
He also declared as null and void an estate charge of N35,000 imposed by the second…